Unveiling the Anatomy of Animals: From Comparative Studies to Clinical Applications

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1034

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Department of Biostructure and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50375 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: veterinary anatomy; eye; histology; histochemistry; accessory organs of the eye
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Department of Biostructure and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50375 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: veterinary anatomy; veterinary physiology; digestive system; eye; accessory organs of the eye; histology; histochemistry
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Dear Colleagues,

The title of this Special Issue is Unveiling the Anatomy of Animals: From Comparative Studies to Clinical Applications, and therefore, it  especially welcomes comparative research on the selected organs of wild animals.

You are invited to submit of high-quality review articles and original research mainly covering comparative anatomy, using histological, histochemical, ultrastructural, and immunohistochemical methods. Comparative studies based on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are also welcome in this Special Issue.

The purpose of this Special Issue aims to provide data that may be used to develop techniques and treatment methods that can be used by veterinarians on wild animals in zoos as well as national parks.

Prof. Dr. Joanna Klećkowska-Nawrot
Dr. Karolina Goździewska-Harłajczuk
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Keywords

  • veterinary anatomy
  • comparative study
  • histology
  • immunohistochemistry
  • CT
  • MRI
  • wild animals
  • clinical implications
  • surgery

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Lingual Ultrastructural and Histochemical Study in the Patagonian Mara (Rodentia: Caviidae, Dolichotis patagonum) in Relation to Other Hystricomorphs
by Petr Čížek, Karolina Goździewska-Harłajczuk, Pavla Hamouzová, Joanna Klećkowska-Nawrot and Pavel Kvapil
Animals 2023, 13(24), 3889; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13243889 - 18 Dec 2023
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The study describes the ultrastructure of the tongue in the Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) using light and scanning electron microscopy. Histochemical methods were used for evaluation of lingual salivary glands. The tongue is divided into a small and rounded apex, a [...] Read more.
The study describes the ultrastructure of the tongue in the Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) using light and scanning electron microscopy. Histochemical methods were used for evaluation of lingual salivary glands. The tongue is divided into a small and rounded apex, a narrow corpus, and a significantly wider radix, with a well-developed lingual prominence. The tip of the apex is free of papillae. The caudal part of the apex and the corpus are covered by filiform papillae. Round fungiform papillae are scattered among them. Papillae on the narrow stalk are conical. The radix contains caudally bent papillae forming wide flat prominences, slender, hook shaped filiform papillae, foliate papillae, and two oval vallate papillae. Taste buds were found on the lateral sides of the foliate and vallate papillae. Purely serous salivary glands are beneath the vallate and foliate papillae. Serous acini and mucous tubules are in the lingual radix. The Patagonian mara is the only hystricomorph rodent with described hyaline cartilage strengthening the lingual radix. Some typical signs of adaptation to herbivorous diet were found. The structure of the tongue is adapted to grass-feeding, as grasses form the main component of their diet. Full article
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